W. Arthur Noble’s Ewa: An Intergeneric Novel

  • Wook-Dong Kim


This chapter explores Ewa: A Tale of Korea (1906) by W. Arthur Noble, an American Protestant missionary to Korea, as an intergeneric novel. It argues that Noble’s book is strongly characterized by intergeneric hybridity and flexibility. In this book, Noble experiments with many subgenres of historical fiction, including the missionary novel, the Bildungsroman, the novel of manners, the feminist novel, and self-reflexive metafiction. Overall, this chapter sheds some light not only on how one of the first English language novels about Korea was written at the turn of the century Korea but also on how the book can be seen as a protean novelistic genre.


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  • Wook-Dong Kim
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  1. 1.UlsanKorea (Republic of)

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